• Short Summary

    NOW TRAINING IN JOHANNESBURG -- NON-WHITE SOCCER PLAYERS WHO WILL FORM SOUTH AFRICA'S TEAM FOR THE WORLD SOCCER CUP.

  • Description

    NOW TRAINING IN JOHANNESBURG -- NON-WHITE SOCCER PLAYERS WHO WILL FORM SOUTH AFRICA'S TEAM FOR THE WORLD SOCCER CUP. LIKE OTHERS THROUGHOUT THE REPUBLIC, THEY BEGAN INTENSIVE TRAINING YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) -- ALL HOPING TO WIN A PLACE IN THE NATIONAL TEAM.

    MR. JACK GIBBONS, A BRITISH COACH, IS TRAINING THE JOHANNESBURG GROUP. THE SOUTH AFRICAN TEAM WILL JOIN IN PLAY-OFF MATCHES AGAINST OTHER NATIONAL TEAMS, SCHEDULED LATER THIS YEAR. FROM A RECORD 72 COUNTRIES WILL COME THE 16 FINALIST DECIDING THE WORLD CUP IN 1966.

    SOUTH AFRICAN SOCCER OFFICIALS SAY THEY ARE ENTERING A NON-WHITE TEAM TO "SHOW THERE IS NO ATTEMPT AT SUPPRESSING THE ASPIRATIONS OF NON-WHITES IN THE INTERNATIONAL FIELD." COSTS OF COMPETING ARE BEING SHARED, AT ???500 APIECE, BY THE FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH AFRICA AND THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE.

    BUT ALREADY THE WORLD COMPETITION IS RUNNING INTO CONTROVERSY - OVER THE NUMBER OF AFRICAN TEAMS AMONG THE 16 FINALIST. GHANA, THE CURRENT AFRICAN CHAMPIONS, IS ANNOYED THAT AFRICA AND ASIA TOGETHER HAVE BEEN ALLOCATED ONLY ONE PLACE. IT HAS APPROACHED THE AFRICAN FOOTBALL CONFEDERATION SUGGESTING A POSSIBLE BOYCOTT.

    THE INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL FEDERATION (F.I.F.A.) HAS SAID THE ALLOCATION WAS MADE ON STATISTICS SHOWING THE RELATIVE STRENGTH OF THE GAME AS PLAYED IN DIFFERENT CONTINENTS (EUROPE 75 PER CENT; SOUTH AMERICA 16 PER CENT; NORTH AND CENTRAL AMERICA 4 PER CENT; ASAI 3 PER CENT; AND AFRICA 2 PER CENT.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB25S1B9VRTM7JIDDXHKLDRLCB
    Media URN:
    VLVAB25S1B9VRTM7JIDDXHKLDRLCB
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/02/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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